Blog Post #3-Story Project

I wish to write this story with as much accuracy as possible so that people become more aware of the challenges young girls face while competing in sports and other activities with certain weights and standards.


  • One of the most shocking facts about sexual assault is that approximately only 5% of sexual assault reports filed have been proven false. (1)
  • 82% of all juvenile sexual assault victims are female. (1)
  • 90% of adult rape victims are female. (1)
  • 41% of sexual assaults against Native Indians are committed by a stranger. (1)
  • Adolescents aged 14‐17 were by far the most likely to be sexually victimized; nearly one in six (16.3%) was sexually victimized in the past year. (2)

Point of Attack:

  • Exactly 79.6% of female victims who have experienced one or more completed rape did so before the age of 25. (2)
  • Sexual abuse is not limited to females, and the abuse of boys has little to do with either the abuser’s or the victim’s sexual orientation. (2)
  • Almost 95% of child victims knew their sexual attacker. (2)
  • 1 in 5 women (20%) will be sexually assaulted while at college while only 4% of college men will be sexually assaulted (1).

Rising Action:

  • Over a third of women who are raped as minors are also raped as adults.
  • 42% of raped women expect to be raped again
  • Only 1 in 3 people in Canada understands what it means to give consent to sexual activity
  • Sexual assault refers to unwanted sexual activity (e.g. touching, kissing someone without consent, rape). Sexual harassment can include comments, behavior, and unwanted sexual contact. It can take the form of jokes, threats, and discriminatory remarks about someone’s gender or sexuality.
  • 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17

Sexual Assault and Harassment


Thank you for reading!!!

3 Replies to “Blog Post #3-Story Project”

  1. Hi Alexia,
    I loved reading your post and I find it so informational! The fact saddens me that females are the main targets for sexual assault, probably because of the stereotypical thought that women are weaker than men. This is a very detailed blog post, but I think you can dive a little deeper in your research by looking at what is sexual assault and the different types of sexual assault so you will have a variety to choose from when writing your story. This could also help the reader be more familiar with exactly what you are trying to prove in your story.
    Here are some sources I found that you can look into:
    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey Alexia,
    Wow, this blog post was both eye-opening and shocking. Those percentages for some of those aspects surprised me. I thought it was ridiculous that 95 percent of children knew their sexual attacker because it can be devastating when someone close to you sexually assaults you. Furthermore, many children avoid discussing it because they are afraid of what might happen next. Also,  I like how you talked about males who have been sexually abused because not shed light about their experiences because they are mostly seen as possible attackers and people forget they can also be victims. Maybe in your next blog post you can go into more detail about male victims or why people are afraid to talk about their personal sexual assault experiences. Since, this is such a significant and deep subject. Just a possible suggestion.

    I can’t wait to follow you along with your research and educate myself more on this topic. Good luck!

    Mahdiya A.

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